District of Columbia Insurance Prelicensing Requirements

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA INSURANCE PRELICENSING INFORMATION

  • Maryland requires potential agents to take and complete a state approved prelicensing course before taking their licensing exam.

LICENSING EXAM INFORMATION

  • The exam is multiple choice and is given on a computer.

EXAM FEE

  • The exam fee is $70.

PASSING SCORE REQUIRED

  • 70%

EXAM BREAKDOWN

MARYLAND LIFE

  • 80 questions

MARYLAND ACCIDENT AND HEALTH

  • 80 questions

MARYLAND LIFE, ACCIDENT AND HEALTH

  • 130 questions

MARYLAND PROPERTY AND CASUALTY

  • 120 questions

MARYLAND PUBLIC ADJUSTER

  • 50 questions

EXAM LOCATIONS

Computerized exams are given at PSI Testing Centers Monday- Saturday and select locations on Sunday

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

HOW DO I APPLY FOR MY LICENSE?

For questions regarding how to obtain a license after the examination has been passed, candidates should contact the Maryland Insurance Administration at (410) 468 - 2000 or visit them online here. After passing the examination, candidates must apply for their license within two years. After two years, the Administration will require the candidate to take and pass their licensing exams again. Therefore, candidates will also be required to retake a pre-licensing course, as the eligibility will be expired.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO THE TEST CENTER THE DAY OF MY INSURANCE EXAM?

Testing vendors will often ask for proof of Pre-License Education. It is therefore crucial that you bring your Certificate of Completion to the testing site. You cannot take anything into the test room with you other than what the proctor provides you. You will be able to leave your personal belongings in a locker in the testing center waiting room. They will provide you with a pen/pencil, scratch paper, and a basic function calculator at the test site.

IF I DON'T PASS IS THERE ANY WAITING PERIOD THAT APPLIES BEFORE I CAN RETAKE THE INSURANCE EXAM?

This computerized exam is scored immediately upon completion of the exam. If a candidate fails either part of the exam they must pay a reexamination fee and retake the part of the exam they failed. Candidates may take their exams as many times as needed as long as their Certificate of Completion is valid.